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Column: Football players disrespect our veterans, flag

By Marvin Heeren, Worthington Watching our pro football players kneel or locking arms during the playing of the national anthem is so distressing to me. I turn the television to another channel until I think the anthem is over and then I turn it ...

By Marvin Heeren, Worthington

Watching our pro football players kneel or locking arms during the playing of the national anthem is so distressing to me. I turn the television to another channel until I think the anthem is over and then I turn it back to watch the game. The worst part of this is that they are doing this in front of the color guard made up of veterans standing at attention and holding the American flag with respect. The football players do not know what the word “respect” means. It’s as though the players were slapping our veterans in the face.

 

Now we watched the baseball players during the World Series stand with their hands over the hearts while the anthem was being played. They are showing respect for our veterans, our flag and our country. It makes me feel a whole lot better.

 

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I think our football players have experienced a few too many concussions.

 

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